Registration open for Spring After School Classes

Registration starts Monday, March 26 and closes Wednesday, April 4.

To register for classes online, please go to:  bit.ly/PTSASpringASP

Contact us: afterschoolprogram@pathfinderk8ptsa.org

Session dates:

  • Most classes run April 16 – June 7
  • Bayfest All-School Musical: January 8 – May 31 (already in progress, no registration)
  • Fantastical Fashion: April 19 – May 24
  • No class Memorial Day, Monday, May 28

    Note: Please be aware that Grades 2 & 3 will be camping May 23 – 25; Grade 7 will be camping June 5 – 8; Grades 4 & 5, 6 and 8 will be camping June 12 – 15. Classes will continue as scheduled and there are no refunds for missed classes.

Notes:

You will notice our Spring Quarter of After School Classes is smaller than usual. This is because, after much discussion, it was decided we needed to evaluate and restructure our program to make it run smoother for both our parents and staff and to be more financially sound. This decision was not easy and we acknowledge the impact to those in our community and ask for your understanding and patience. The handful of classes available this quarter honor commitments that were made to vendors and only possible because Lisa Clayton, our assistant principal, and the office staff are willing to take on this extra work without us having a Spring coordinator. Please know that we are also communicating with our vendors about returning in the Fall 2018 once we are back up and running. We would also love to hear from you and your kids about what classes are on your wish list for next year! Contact us: afterschoolprogram@pathfinderk8ptsa.org

Needed: ASP Coordinator for Fall 2018
For more info visit bit.ly/PTSASpringASP or email us at afterschoolprogram@pathfinderk8ptsa.org.

Click here to register for Spring 2018 After School Program classes.

PTSA News – March 2018

AUCTION RAISES $88,000!
Thank you for choosing to support our Pathfinder adventures through your generous giving at our school auction and by purchasing Group Events. This money goes a long way in helping the PTSA fund many incredible programs and needs at our school. To read more: https://www.pathfinderk8ptsa.org/thanks-adventure-huge-success


GROUP EVENTS—MORE ADVENTURES TO COME
Group events are awesome adventures put on by staff and parents for both kids and adults. There are many events going on from now until August and it’s a great way to have fun with friends while supporting our community. To see a full list: https://pfk8.schoolauction.net/auction2018/tickets/ticket_sales.


FUND-A-NEED 2018—A WHOLE NEW ADVENTURE
This year’s fund-a-need was based on community and community building and guess what? Our community went all out in raising over $14,000 to be divided between four different needs. To read more about it: https://www.pathfinderk8ptsa.org/auction/building-community. If you donated, make sure to see if your company will match your donation. Questions: contact PTSA treasurer, Chau Robertson at treasurer@pathfinderk8ptsa.org.


AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM—SPRING QUARTER  / COORDINATOR NEEDED FOR FALL
We are restructuring and evaluating our program. The Spring Quarter will have limited classes and more information will be available in late March with classes starting after Spring Break in April. We are also in need of a coordinator to take over for Fall. For more information, contact us at president@pathfinderk8ptsa.org.


SPIRIT WEAR—COMING SOON!
A new order has been placed and will soon be available to purchase.


Upcoming PTSA Events


EARTH PROJECT WORK PARTY—SATURDAY, MARCH 31st / 10AM-12PM / PATHFINDER GARDEN
Come join us to help prep the garden for our Spring Garden Build in April.


SCIENCE FAIR—THURSDAY, APRIL 19th


APRIL GENERAL MEETING—TUESDAY, APRIL 24th / 6:30-8:30PM / PATHFINDER LIBRARY
Our guest speaker will be Jo Langford, local therapist, sex educator and dad. Jo spoke several years ago at our school and is back by request. He will present to us “Digital Parenting for Digital Kids.” Up your parenting game with understanding “platinum rules” of behaving online with an audience and the “Three M’s” of a high-quality conversation about what their online interactions actually look like. www.beheroes.net


Volunteer Opportunities
Interested in getting more involved? Our PTSA board is looking for a Fundraising Chair and Volunteer Chair for next year. Please contact Ginny and Laura for more information at president@pathfinderk8ptsa.org


For more PTSA information:
PTSA news and information: pathfinderk8ptsa.org
Like and follow your PTSA on Facebook: facebook.com/pathfinderk8ptsa
Follow us on Twitter @pathfinderptsa


Questions/Comments:  Contact PTSA Co-Presidents Ginny Woo and Laura Murray: president@pathfinderk8ptsa.org

 

Thanks to you, our adventure was a huge success!!

Our annual PTSA Pathfinder Auction has made over $87,000 so far!

You know that old saying “it takes a village”? Well it truly took a village (and a half) to make this year’s Pathfinder auction the huge success that it was and we owe huge thank yous to so many. From our tireless parent volunteers that worked all year to make this one night happen, to our staff for donating their time to host group events and for taking time out of their day for class art. To our kids for making priceless, unique art that will hang in homes forever-you were a part of this success and this is for you! To David and Lisa for once again going all out with their performances-you continue to inspire with your love and dedication to our school…and entertaining! And of course to all who joined us in this adventure Saturday night, you chose the right adventure, thank you!

“ One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure”

-William Feather

Thank you,

Desirae Wilkerson & Jenny Gutama Kulas

2018 Auction Co-Chairs

More Adventures To Come!

Group Events are just getting started so click here to see what adventures are available. Sign up and join your friends today!

Fund-A-Need

This year’s fund-a-need was based on community and community building and guess what?? Our community went all out in support of this year’s fund-a-need adventure. If you donated to the Fund-A-Need make sure to see if your company will match your donation. Please contact the PTSA treasurer, Chau Robertson with questions at treasurer@pathfinderk8ptsa.org.

Our New Sound System Gets Rocking!

New mics that work and no more crackly speakers! A big thank you to all our rock star donors for supporting last year’s Fund-A-Need at the auction to make this possible. It will be up and running in time for the Talent Show this Thursday, February 15th so come check it out and hear our kiddos voices shine.

Here are a few pics of the new speakers being installed, Jeff our installation tech setting it up and David and Victoria checking it out.

And if you’re curious to know what this year’s Fund-A-Need is click here. It’s a whole new adventure.

 

Auction Adventure Begins – Get Tickets and Group Events Online!

Let The Adventure Begin!

Tickets are officially on sale for this year Pathfinder Auction! Join us and “Choose Your Own Adventure”.  Get your early bird tickets for $65 and start your adventure early. Start your adventure after the 31st and tickets are $70.

Be a part of the adventure….Get your tickets, purchase a group event or donate an item. This years auction is sure to be a fun and magical time. Which adventure will you choose?

Questions? Contact the auction adventure team at:
auction@pathfinderk8ptsa.org

BUY YOUR TICKETS

Have an adventure to share? Be a part of the adventure by donating an item or
“adventure”. Procurement forms are in your auction packet or pick up one in the front
office (drop off auction items in the blue box labeled “Choose Your Own Adventure”
in the front office).

Procurement questions? Contact Cherie Roberts at:
procurements@pathfinderk8ptsa.org

 

Sign Up for the Talent Show Now!

Dear Pathfinder Parents,

We are in the new year, and ever closer to the annual Pathfinder Talent Show! This year allows 40 slots, on a first come-first served basis. Each act is limited to 1.5 minutes. If your student wants to participate and doesn’t have their audition slip from before break, check with the front office for a new one. We are about half full and slots will fill up fast, so please act quickly! The deadline to turn in your application is Friday, January 12th. No late slips will be accepted.

Mandatory rehearsal dates: January 23rd after school, February 13th after school, performance February 15th (morning and evening).

Thanks,

Victoria Melton

Pathfinder K-8 Music

206-252-9750

Volunteer with After School Program

The after school program seeks volunteers for 2 shifts M-F: 3:20-4:05 and 4:20-5:05. Session begins Monday January 22 and ends Friday March 30. All volunteers get 50% off per day of volunteering, up to two classes. Please email us if you’re interested, at:

afterschoolprogram@pathfinderk8ptsa.org

Pathfinder Amazon Link is Broken

Important information about the Pathfinder Amazon Link!

The link is currently shut down due to some technical issues.

While we are working out the problems please use the Amazon Smile program instead (I believe you can select this through their website).

Also, if you have the link bookmarked or saved in any way, please delete it for now.

Please use the Contact Us Page to send us a message with any questions.

Winter After School Program Signup

Follow this link for information, catalog and registration for the Winter 2018 After School program options.

 

Pathfinder Auction 2018 Save The Date – Saturday March 3rd

Planning for our auction has already started, so mark your calendars for the big day

Saturday March 3rd at the Hall At Fauntleroy.

This year’s theme is “Choose Your Own Adventure”. Think of all the amazing adventures our kids go on here at Pathfinder!

Our annual auction is the biggest fundraiser of the year and enables the PTSA to fund important programs such as the Earth Project, After School Classes, Scholarships, Field Trips, Outdoor Education, Support Staff and more.

The auction is also a terrific way to be involved and great community building event.

Get Involved, Donate Item and sign up for a Group Event starting January 16th!

Procurement forms can be found in the office right now!

Questions, comments, would like to volunteer? Contact us at: auction@pathfinderk8ptsa.org

The Adventure Awaits . . .